The good and the bad

Festival season continues, this time in Egypt’s El Gouna. The highly successful El Gouna Film Festival is back for the third consecutive year. While it is a great platform to celebrate Arab and Egyptian film, it is also the place to spot the latest looks from Middle Eastern fashion designers.

For this year’s event, Arab stars have stepped out in their most experimental and out-there looks, some getting it right, while others were a miss. Here are looks that you wouldn’t want to miss from El Gouna Film Festival’s opening ceremony.

Yousra – Dolce and Gabbana

 

 

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The Egyptian legend walked the red-carpet in a black strapless Dolce and Gabbana dress.

Mona Zaki – Maison Yeya

 

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The Egyptian actress brought feathers (which seemed like the biggest trend at the festival) to the red-carpet. Her glamorous dress came courtesy of Egyptian designer to the stars, Maison Yeya.

Amel Bouchoucha – Rami Kadi

 

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The Algerian actress, who’s latest work includes Netflix’s Dollar stunned on the red-carpet in a sparkling one-sleeve Rami Kadi dress.

Dorra – MICHAEL CINCO

 

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Our former December cover star had a cinderella moment on the red-carpet, in her pink ball gown. We have to say her head-turning look was one of our favourites from the night.

Carmen Bsaibes – Elie Saab

 

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The Lebanese actress is currently taking over the Arab world with her new series, Bride of Beirut. Unlike other stars on the carpet, Carmen opted for a jumpsuit rather than a dress, stunning in an emerald green ensemble by Elie Saab.

Amina Khalil – Hamda Al Fahim

 

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The Egyptian actress also donned a white feathered look for the festival, championing Emirati designer, Hamda Al Fahim.

Arwa Gouda – Kojak

 

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The Egyptian actress looked elegant and classy in her crystal embellished dress.

Basma – Kojak

 

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Basma Hassan also walked the red-carpet in another heavly embellished look from Egyptian label Kojak.

Yasmine Sabri – Antoine Kareh

 

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The Egyptian actress stunned in yet another green dress at El Gouna Film Festival.

Jamila Awad

 

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The Egyptian actress rocked a major crown-braid on the carpet.

Nour

 

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The Lebanese actress also joined the white feather dressed trope.

Saba Mubarak

 

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The Jordanian actress looked elegant in a strapless puffy dress, which was knee-length on the front with a tail in the back.

Rania Yousef

 

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The last time the actress walked a red-carpet, she caused a buzz with her daring look. But it looks like Rania will not stop, as she championed an olive dress with a plunging neckline and a thigh-high slit at the festival.

Bushra

 

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As one of the founders of the festival, all eyes turn on Bushra when she walks the carpet. For this year’s edition, the actress opted for a bright lime-green dress.

Mai Omar – Zuhair Murad

 

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The Egyptian actress turned to the Lebanese designer for opening night at El Gouna.

Amy Samir Ghanem – Zuhair Murad

 

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The actress walked the red-carpet with her husband, championing Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad.

Daniella Rahme – Basil Soda

 

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The Lebanese-Australian actress was a vision in white, with a thigh-high slit and fringes on the tail.

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